Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib suspensions reduced to one game

AP

Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib had their suspensions reduced from two games to one on appeal. The league announced the decision on Tuesday evening.

Crabtree will miss the Raiders’ game against the Giants this week, while Talib will sit out the Broncos’ game against the Dolphins.

James Thrash heard Talib’s appeal, while Derrick Brooks heard Crabtree’s.

Crabtree and Talib were ejected for their fight during Sunday’s game, and NFL vice president of operations Jon Runyan announced their suspensions Monday night after notifying each player in writing.

Serving one less game saved Talib $570,934 and Crabtree $398,897. Each will forfeit that amount this week.

48 responses to “Michael Crabtree, Aqib Talib suspensions reduced to one game

  1. i would say that was “conduct detrimental to the league”…obviously not equal to zeke’s 6 games, but that was the line the nfl hid behind when hammering down on zeke.

  2. These guys deserve to lose every dime. Idiots ! There should have been a warning issued after last years BS. That probably would have stopped this from happening this year. If they had been warned and did it anyway they could have been hammered. Embarrassing and stupid for both players and teams. I hate to say this but you don’t see this crap happening in NE! Wonder why…. too busy winning to worry about personal pride.

    RAIDER FAN

  3. What. A. Joke.
    Talib is a violent repeat offender and still gets 3 games less than someone who refused to turn over their personal cell phone to the Ginger Hammer. If I was the low tier NFL employee that got steamrolled by these 2 useless idiots on the sideline, I’d be suing the pants off them for assault and battery.

  4. Oh come on, who didnt see this coming? The script is obvious on these things. It was decided they would each get a one game suspension so they issue two, then reduce it on appeal to the sentence they intended all along. Its a planned dance from the start.

  5. Maybe someone was right. Maybe th eye do fear the players to an extent. Why can’t they stand their worth ground? That was worthy of st least two games. The NFL looks weak and to say it’s a joke is an understatement.

  6. With all the problems the NFL is currently going through, this is a shame. The league can’t have clowns like these guys turning games into UFC matches. We’re in an age where people who don’t even pay attention to football are going out of their way to point out how out of control and broken the NFL is. As a typical fan, due to stupid politics, I can say with certainty this is the first year I’ve ever had a non-fan try to convince me it’s not worth my time. Then things like this happen and it becomes their main obnoxious talking point for the next unwanted conversation on the topic. As far as I’m concerned, they could have suspended both these clowns for the rest of the year to prove that this kind of incident is the exception and not routine and i wouldn’t have had a problem with it. Sure, neither player is on a team i care about, but I’d be mortified if it was a Viking. I can see reducing the BS suspensions and fines routinely, sure. But reducing these suspensions is borderline embarrassing in today’s politically charged climate where people make ridiculous claims like the players are protesting the military or the country and that oh what a bunch of greedy, rich, criminal, etc players. What happened with these two can not happen and has no place in the NFL. And those that say just Crabtree should get the two games, Talib shouldn’t be snatching his chain (again) like some ghetto deebo wannabe. Stuff like this is more damaging to the NFL than a lot of people want to acknowledge. Not to mention, if you’re going to suspend Brady 4 games for basically nothing and Elliot for 6 for basically nothing, then how do these clowns get only 1 game?

  7. 6 games for off field allegations, 1 game for an onfield incident millions witnessed. Got it. Keep pounding thise nails, idiot Roger.

  8. the league is so inconsistent and bias that its downright pathetic…..The only thing we know is if you play on the raiders you will be suspended for actions that no other player in the history of the nfl that conducts the same actions.

    God, how I miss Al!

  9. can’t make this stuff up. I was seeing articles all Monday about how ‘hard’ the NFL came down on these guys. Then I read it was only 2 games… Yeah, way to bring the hammer Goodell… SMH. Sit’em down for 3-4 games. It seems a bit out of line to only get 2…er.. 1 game for starting a brawl when TB12 got 4 for maybe deflating a football or 3?

  10. At some point, I would hope any of the so-called reporters would ask which factor considered actually caused the suspension to be reduced. As it stands now, it seems a reduction serves no purpose other than to give the appearance of a fair appeal or the guys that made the decision disagree with Goodell. I know many fans of the teams in question would disagree but those guys intended to fight before they ever left the locker room. that got ejected less than 5 minutes into the game. I assume it lasted that long because Denver probably got the ball first. There was nothing either could say that would justify any sort of reduction. Somehow, “my bad” is a viable defense in the NFL disciplinary system. Two games was lenient for how they acted, one is a disgrace.

  11. This was not “the NFL”, this was a process that was negotiated with NFLPA. NFL disciplinary Committee is the loser here, you folks need to quit making it appear that the NFL who reduced the suspension.

  12. This is good news. I’m not a huge Crabtree fan but with Cooper injured it’s important to have Crabtree back in the starting lineup ASAP.

  13. deedub1639 says:
    November 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    These guys deserve to lose every dime. Idiots ! There should have been a warning issued after last years BS. That probably would have stopped this from happening this year. If they had been warned and did it anyway they could have been hammered. Embarrassing and stupid for both players and teams. I hate to say this but you don’t see this crap happening in NE! Wonder why…. too busy winning to worry about personal pride.

    RAIDER FAN

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    Yep, there should have been a warning issued last year. To Talib. If he’d been warned, fined, flagged for his antics last year, this year probably would not have happened. He got by with it last season and tried it again this season. I don’t blame Crabs for going off for this second incident.

    – RAIDERS fan.

  14. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    November 28, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    A quick reminder to Pats fans: not everything is about you and your team

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    The ironic hilarity is that this is the only comment here thats about the Pats.

  15. they should have dropped it down to a 1/2 game suspension or maybe a one quarter suspension, just for fun, since the suspensions mean nothing anyway! Reason #47 of why the NFL is and continues to tank!

  16. NFL mentality: suspend 2x the expected amount of games then reduce in half to make it appear as if they’re compassionate.
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    The opposite proves true.

    They do nothing but reiforce the belief that they are mercinaries driven by a buck and will sacrafice safety at every turn.

  17. 570k to snatch off his necklace. Maybe Talib will think twice next time. That’s a lot of scratch to lose trying to keep it real.

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